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  • Whozcalling Now Available In the Cydia Store!

    Are you tired of those people that call you who aren't on your contact list? Find out who they are!

    If you have ever owned an Android phone, chances are that you know about the Whozcalling application. It's a free application that activates when you get an incoming call from someone that isn't in your contacts. Whozcalling then searches a database for that phone number and it retrieves a first and last name so that you always know who is calling you whether they're in your contact list or not. This means that you will no longer have to suffer with clandestine callers who are always trying to hide their identity from you by using someone else's phone.

    Another use is that if a stranger calls and it turns out to be a wrong number, you will know ahead of time instead of wasting time answering it. Or, maybe a family member got a new phone and is calling you to tell you. Whozcalling is a great way to know exactly who is calling you at all times. When the incoming calls comes in, you will get a Whozcalling popup like the one in the screenshot above. It shows the number, like usual, in the top panel of the lock screen. Then the popup displays the first and last name of the caller.

    Whozcalling requires an internet connection; 3G or Wi-Fi. It puts an application icon on your home screen that offers a call history of all of your recently tagged calls. Miss the call while it was in your pocket? No problem. Just open the application and you'll find a screen that looks like the one pictured below:

    They're blurred out to hide identities (obviously), but it shows you the first and last name, the city and state, and their full phone number. That's more than enough information to identify who just called you. Whozcalling makes the iPhone's caller ID feel more like true caller ID because with your home phone, you don't need to add people to a contact list to get the caller ID on them. I think that this application is a must-have. The only thing that I can't stand about this application is the icon - it's a circle, and feels out of place with the rest of my applications. Other than that, it works great.

    Whozcalling has a great rating between four and five out of five stars. It's free in Cydia as of today and I think if you're looking for a solution to finding out who that annoying caller is, then you should check it out and see if it works for you.

    Name: Whozcalling
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-175
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Whozcalling
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Is Whozcalling something that you would download and use? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Whozcalling
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Whozcalling Now Available In the Cydia Store! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. Kaisei's Avatar
      Kaisei -
      It crashes upon opening. Any remedies?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      I thought it said Wozcalling! LOL!
    1. index's Avatar
      index -
      works on the wifes 3Gs (ios4) and it just crashes on my iphone 4 (ios5)
    1. noop's Avatar
      noop -
      Quote Originally Posted by xerray View Post
      Does this work with numbers that call privately? If not, is there other applications that can do so?
      Try trapcall.com for anonymous calls. I had it when it first came out.
      Its a monthly subscription though. They have a bunch of features, I don't use it anymore though cuz I don't get as many blocked calls anymore. But it is bad *** and it works. Ps. This isn't a commercial.
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      I tried this app on my wife's phone because she has been getting calls that could use it. It simply does not work. It doesn't even register my name which she has as a contact in her phone. Good thing it is free, it would suck if it cost.
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Nice app but its crashing in iOS5
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      i just tried this. its does not work as advertised. caller id shows up, then says.. "fetching......" then comes back unknown. i tried it with my land land as well as my other cell phone. both numbers are listed and unrestricted but it does not find it.

      removing app..
    1. The Guz's Avatar
      The Guz -
      Quote Originally Posted by KBI2113 View Post
      Didn't have a springboard crash, but the app crashes every time I load it. Got enough time to accept the terms, then poof.
      Same thing here.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      So weird... no crashes here.
    1. Raahem's Avatar
      Raahem -
      Quote Originally Posted by MaStA819 View Post
      It doesn't identify any of my past call history either...

      So just because you disagree with someone who could possibly be wrong you have to call people names...grow up.
      I don't see any name calling. What are you talking about?
    1. Newbee123's Avatar
      Newbee123 -
      Some number in my contact list but still show unknown number.
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      Is there a cost per call or something? or is it completely free?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by D to the M View Post
      Is there a cost per call or something? or is it completely free?
      Completely free.
    1. The Guz's Avatar
      The Guz -
      It is still crashing on my phone with 5.0.1 after installing the latest update and doing a reboot.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      wish some of these programmers would actually get with people that have a design sense!!! i mean those graphics are crazy lame..
    1. dennder's Avatar
      dennder -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It uses a database. Probably kept secret for obvious reasons. They're a corporation and it's a trade secret.
      What database? How it gets populated? Where do numbers in the database come from?
      That is what i meant by asking how it works.

      For example: does it fetch your whole phonebook to their server and then create registered entries? I see no other way, other than personally giving numbers-to-names to them, to create the DB in the first place.
      Where in the hell-hole could it get a number-to-name information for sim cards sold without contract to random buyer, when even operator does not possess such information...

      Have you even though about that?

      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      It uses NANPA, and it most assuredly is not kept secret. It's your information, why the hell would it be kept from you?
      NANPA is for, obviously, North America. FAQ states that app works anywhere, so if i'd get called let's say from Zimbabwe, it should provide info.

      Unless the way DB gets populated is known, and there is guarantee app does not fetch your whole phonebook, unless you do not care of course, i strongly discourage anyone from using it.
      Because if it does fetch phonebook info, all who use it are giving hell-of-a-lot information about who's numbers is who's to some random private company, who then can simply sell it to spammers / interested parties etc.
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
    1. fadytabar's Avatar
      fadytabar -
      Quote Originally Posted by pakostevens View Post
      anyone had problems installing this? I keep getting a springboard crash with it and had to uninstall.
      Hello all,

      I have the same problem as yours.
      I am on 5.0.1 iPhone 4. Had to uninstall it to go out from safe mode.
      I used to use it before upgrading to 5.0.1, i was on 4.3.3 and it was working like a charm, but not now.
      Also sent an email to the developer to fix this issue telling him that i also have the following call related Apps installed:

      Hope he finds a solution to this.

      To whom who are asking how does this work, let me explain it in few lines.
      Once you install the App it will upload the complete contact list found on your device to their servers without even asking your permission.
      This way they collect as many phone numbers as possible in all different countries even for unregistered users.
      When you use it you will notice a very funny names fetched while you receive a call like "Mom of Elias" and "George insurance" this is what I've got at least. (Depending on how other users saved some numbers in their contacts).
      The more it's downloaded and used the more the database will grow up and expend. It is very popular in my country and it's very rare that you receive an unknown caller.

      TC "True Caller" from the App Store does exactly the same but it will ask you the permission to upload your contacts before doing it. Also it has no real time (While ringing) fetching for names, it has a manual search for any number in any country.
      Of course Whozcalling is much more usefull but unfortunately it's not working on my 5.0.1 device.

      Can anyone confirm if it's causing the device to always go in "Safe mode" right after installing it?

      Thank you
      Fady Tabar.
    1. Mandy88's Avatar
      Mandy88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xerray View Post
      Does this work with numbers that call privately? If not, is there other applications that can do so?
      Seriously man?!
      Of course NOT!

      Man this app is aweeeeeeeeeeesome!
      Beats all in the market
      And it's for free.
      Now people only start attackin it that it's fake and bull$hit just cuz they're not payin or it!

      WhozCalling is a really great app. And IS WORKING FINE.
      Cydia is the problem not your goddamn phones nor downloaded app
    1. GothPrimer's Avatar
      GothPrimer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kaisei View Post
      It crashes upon opening. Any remedies?
      Re-download the new version

      I LOVE IT
      LOVE IT